Review updated with more flavors in 2014! As I’m sure you all know, Tofutti has been around for quite some time now and just about everyone has already had their say in countless reviews of their products. Maybe I’m just not “with it” like everyone else, but I had never had anything by Tofutti before, so I figured that the Tofutti Cuties were the right place to start because… Why not?
Tofutti Cuties come in an impressive list of flavors, and since my first trial, I’ve managed to locate and sample many flavors, including those which have been discontinued (so long Peanut Butter; you will be missed Key Lime!). Below are my tasting notes on the Tofutti Cuties that have stood the test of time.
Better Than Cookies ‘n Cream Tofutti Cuties
Very sweet, with a strong vanilla flavor. Even better when allowed to sit out for a couple minutes and become slightly melted, creating an irresistible creamy texture, punctuated with little cookie bits that are just like the larger cookies surrounding the “ice cream.” My only complaint is that if you eat too many of these, the over-enthusiastic sugary notes can become rather cloying, almost to the point of feeling unctuous.
Chocolate Tofutti Cuties
A deep cocoa-y flavor, much less sweet but a more sophisticated taste. A lot better than what I had been expecting, as it was not an overpowering chocolate, but far more delicate and satisfying. The sandwich cookies were a slightly richer chocolate in comparison, but I think that they really did go well together. This is high praise coming from me, because I’m really not a huge fan of many chocolate desserts.
Mint Chocolate Chip Tofutti Cuties
Perhaps my favorite of the whole bunch, bringing a very bright and refreshing mint flavor to the party. Not necessarily sweet, but in my opinion, it really loses nothing from this missing component. An even better treat resides between the two chocolate wafers than in the cookie pieces in the Cookies ‘n Cream; There are whole mini-chocolate chips, delivering a satisfying crunch as opposed to the limp surrounding cookies.
Wild Berry Tofutti Cuties
Although I can now find the “standard” Tofutti Cuties flavors almost anywhere I shop, I love seeking out the more fanciful concoctions like this flavor. As I had hoped, it is an unforgettable berry meets soft chocolate cookie treat with no equals in mainstream markets.
All in all, I found these Tofutti Cutes to be surprisingly tasty, since I hadn’t actually tried vegan ice cream before and wasn’t sure what to expect. I don’t think I would buy the chocolate ones again, but there are so many other flavors, I’m sure I can find many to take their place.
The worst thing about them: They are very messy to eat, so make sure you are in close proximity to a sink and towel when you eat them!
Certifications: Tofutti Cuties are Certified Kosher Parve.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Tofutti Cuties are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Tofutti website at www.tofutti.com.